Imperial Collage Healthcare

Ascitic fluid cell count, microscopy and culture

Reference Range
Cell count: <250 WBCs/µL

Sample Required
Ascitic fluid

Sample Volume
• Cell count: approx. 3 mL fluid in EDTA (lavender top)• Microscopy and culture: sterile universal container (2 mL)

Transport to the laboratory on the day of collection

Turnaround Time
5 days

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